Norway wins Women’s Relay in World Orienteering Championships

Marianne Andrsen from Drammen secured the gold for Norway. Photo: Wikipedia.

Norway won gold in the women’s relay event in the World Orienteering Championships in Miskolc, Hungary on Aug. 21, after a tough battle with five other nations on the last leg.

Sweden was leading after the first leg after a good performance by Karolina A. Höjsgaard, who captured silver. Finland secured the bronze medal.

On the second leg, Merja Rantanen (FIN) was the fastest of the day, but sent Minna Kauppi (FIN) in lead to the last leg.

Kauppi was struggeling in the beginning, but so did her competitors Marianne Andersen (NOR), Simone Niggli (SUI) and Helena Jansson (SWE).

Several runners had the chance to win, but in the end, Andersen was the strongest and secured the gold for Norway.

She has previously received eight medals in the world and European championships, as well as winning nine national championships.

Source: Tajfutovb2009.hu / Wikipedia / Norway Post

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